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Syndicated Top 25: Judge Judy Makes It 11 Weeks Out Of 13 Over Oprah, Plus Legend Of The Seeker & Smackdown!

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June 22nd, 2010


Judge Judy continued to stake her claim as the new queen of daytime, elbowing aside Oprah for the 11th time in the past 13 weeks and, this week, it wasn't very close.  In the week ending June 13, Judy was up 15% from last year at this time to a 4.5 household rating, while Oprah mustered a 3.6, which was down 12% from last year (reruns vs. reruns).

Entertainment Tonight which broke news on the late Gary Coleman's will during the week, had the most growth from last year in the magazine category, growing 8% to a 4.1 and landing in 5th place among all shows in syndication.

As usual, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and Two and a Half Men took the top three spots in the syndication ratings.

The Ellen Degeneres Show was out of the top 25, averaging 2.594 million viewers for the week.

Legend of the Seeker Fans: It's repeats from here on out for LotS until news of another season or it disappears from syndication at the end of its current run. The updated table for Season two’s ratings is still below the normal syndicated top 25 table.

Friday Night Smackdown Fans: It fell just out of the top 25, averaging 2.810 million viewers for the week and a 1.9 household rating.

Please note that the syndicated weekly results are delayed versus normal reporting.  While we get the broadcast and cable ratings for the prior Monday-Sunday period every Tuesday, there is an extra week of lag time with the syndicated ratings and these numbers are not for last week, but for the week before last (in other words, the WWE Friday Night Smackdown! is for June 11 not June 18).

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending June 13, 2010:

Rank Program Orig Day Duration HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD M.WTF.. 120 5.8 8,876
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 150 5.0 7,336
3 TWO-HALF MEN WB MTWTF.. 150 4.1 6,677
4 JUDGE JUDY CTD MTWTF.. 150 4.2 6,283
5 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 150 3.9 5,831
6 Family Guy-MF 2/T MTWTF.. 150 3.0 4,879
7 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 30 3.3 4,681
8 CSI NEW YORK CTD ......S 60 3.6 4,680
9 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 300 3.3 4,676
10 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL NBU ......S 60 3.0 4,353
11 EVRY LVS RAYMOND CTD MTWTF.. 150 2.7 4,172
12 OFFICE NBU MTWTF.. 150 2.5 4,037
13 GEORGE LOPEZ WB MTWTF.. 150 2.7 3,970
14 INSIDE EDITION CTD MTWTF.. 150 2.6 3,913
15 SEINFELD SPT MTWTF.. 150 2.5 3,864
16 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B WB ......S 30 2.5 3,685
17 SEINFELD-WKND SPT ......S 30 2.3 3,580
18 KING OF THE HILL 2/T MTWTF.. 150 2.3 3,418
19 EVBDY LVS RAYMOND-WKD CTD ......S 30 2.4 3,251
20 CSI MIAMI CTD ......S 60 2.2 3,191
21 MAURY NBU MTWTF.. 300 2.4 3,130
22 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT WKD CTD ......S 60 2.3 3,064
23 FRIENDS WB MTWTF.. 150 1.8 3,052
24 DR. PHIL SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 300 2.2 3,019
25 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 300 2.0 2,993

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Legend of the Seeker Season Two:

Show Date R= Repeat HH Rating Live+SD Viewers (000)
Legend of the Seeker 7-Nov-09 1.7 2,580
14-Nov-09 1.5 2,240
21-Nov-09 1.6 2,504
28-Nov-09 1.6 2,408
5-Dec-09 2,300
12-Dec-09 2,671
19-Dec-09 R 1.4 2,108
26-Dec-09 R 1.4 2,101
2-Jan-10 R 1.4 2,020
9-Jan-10 1.5 2,278
16-Jan-10 1.5 2,343
23-Jan-10 1.6 2,447
30-Jan-10 1.7 2,581
6-Feb-10 R 1.4 2,019
13-Feb-10 1.7 2,624
20-Feb-10 1.5 2,111
27-Feb-10 1.5 2,226
6-Mar-10 R 1.6 2,065
13-Mar-10 R 1.7 2,005
20-Mar-10 1.7 2,269
27-Mar-10 1.7 2.439
3-Apr-10 R 1.3 1.737
10-Apr-10 1.3 2.020
17-Apr-10 1.5 2.340
24-Apr-10 1.7 2.408
1-May-10 1.3 1.958
8-May-10 1.5 2.214
15-May-10 1.5 2.228
22-May-10 1.5 2.265
29-May-10 R 1.1 1.642
5-Jun-10 R 1.4 1.969
12-Jun-10 R 1.2 1.862

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For syndicated shows which air on multiple days, the viewership shown is the average of all telecasts.

BUENA VISTA items are syndicated packages of old Disney movies.

DAD = Disney ABC Domestic Television, SPT= Sony Pictures Television, 2/T=Twentieth Television, ESP = ESPN, CTD = CBS Television Distribution.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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